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Parish community vows to restore St Columba’s to near-original shape

St Columba's church

IT took a lightning bolt to push the faithful keepers of St Columba’s Church, Wilston, into an action plan to ensure the sacred icon stays standing for another 100 years. Last year lightning struck the 104-year-old church, which is part of the Good Samaritan Parish and St John the Baptist Parish, prompting the community to launch a three-year plan to ... Read More »

Rising Mass attendance drives Sunnybank church upgrade

New Sunnybank church

MASS attendance has caused a major challenge for Sunnybank parish priest Fr Dan Ryan – and for all the right reasons. Increasing numbers of Catholics at the six weekend Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, convinced Fr Ryan to sign the papers for a major church expansion this year. The new church project, which will cost up to $2.3 ... Read More »

History preserved as Lismore cathedral revived

Lismore Cathedral

ST Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, has been restored, enhancing it as a spiritual sanctuary. Lismore Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett celebrated the re-opening and rededication at a Mass on February 22, with apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana in attendance. Bishop Jarrett said the rejuvenation of the cathedral was the culmination of a five-year plan to give the historic structure a makeover. “The ... Read More »

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